Okay back to some Poker Part 2

POKER... I SAID I'D TALK ABOUT IT AND NOW I AM...

I think it's been a great year for poker players from our region at the WSOP. Lots of people to root for, and I'm enjoying the success others are getting and not just in Texas Hold'em poker. I'm also getting very itchy to play. John Dolan is the latest to make a final table, following Gabe Costner and David Diaz's lead. Rooting hard for the youngster from Bonita Springs Florida to win a bracelet. With my health problems hopefully not a problem I look forward to getting some live poker action soon.

It's about time the region got some recognition for the caliber of players that come from here. It's a new generation of kids that are taking on the World and the World Series. I'd take our old men against any old men (except for those at the Big Game in Vegas), and now I'd take our youngsters against anybody's youngsters (except for those at the Big Game in Vegas). Though the Big Game isn't really a fair comparison because almost all those players came from somewhere else.

What's encouraging is the fact that there are a lot of good players from around here. You've played with them, I've played with them, and we've all learned from them whether or not they wer giving Texas Holdem poker tips or not. Hopefully, the next to see some major success is you reading this or maybe even better me writing this. Well, if not we always have an online no deposit casino or two to tide us over.

BACK TO THE MAJOR SPORTING EVENT GOING ON RIGHT NOW. IF YOU GUESSED WIMBLEDON GO BACK TO THE KIDDIE GAME...

The world cup has a tantalizing must win game (kind of) for the USA on Wednesday. I will be up and pulling hard for the Red, White, and Blue do what several bigger soccer nations couldn't do and beat an opponent they should. I think Jozy Altidore, despite rumors of illness, breaks his duck and scores.

Edit: We won. Jozy didn't score only Landon Donovan did.

Not to rain on the parade but I hope like the U.S. doesn't think winning the group is the accomplishment. It's part of the process and the progress. We got a great chance to win more games and go to places we've never gone before in our lifetimes as a soccernation, so let's hope the team realizes and recognizes that.




Missing from our team to score goals was Charlie Davis, a player who was a revelation at last years Confederations Cup with blistering speed that bothered Spain, Brazil, Italy, and Egypt and who unfortunately almost lost his life in a car accident that killed one of his friends. He tried his best to make it back for the world cup but came up just short. His teammates remember though see picture of Stuart Holdem and Landon Donovan doing Charlie Davis' trademark Stanky Leg dance in the victory celebration.

DUMB MANAGERS...

The French manager is an absolute idiot. The team a laughable tragedy and a mess. Everybody in the world who follows soccer knows England should have been starting Jermaine Defoe since day one and many us think Joe Cole should have been there too. Course it took England until their last game to figure out these rather obvious conclusions.

How Lippi of Italy declined to take a youngster with speed and a great shot (former American Giuseppe Rossi) shows how devoted some of these coots get to their favorite players. Experience might get you out of the group but at some point you get too old to win the world cup. Italy was a fine defensive wine last go round. This time they are vinegar. Wouldn't be surprised to see Italy outright lose tomorrow.

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